Mora Campground is on the reservation system May 26, 2021 - September 15, 2021. Reservations can be made online 6 months in advance. During the rest of the year, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. During winter (November - April), some campground loops are closed, but camping is still available.
Nestled in a coastal forest, Mora Campground is located along the western coast of Olympic National Park and is near the Quillayute River. While no campsites provide a view of the river, a few sites are a small walk away from the riverbank. Surrounded by thick coastal forest, Mora Campground provides a quiet camping experience among large and mossy trees.
Mora Campground offers 94 campsites, including one accessible site. Potable water and flush toilets are located throughout the campground. Each campsite contains a fire ring (with a fire grate) and picnic table. No electrical hookups are available at any campsites, but there is a RV dump station available (summer only) for $10 fee ($5 for Senior or Access Passes). The dump station fee is not included in the camping fee.
There is no WiFi in the campground, but there is some cell service depending on the cellular provider. The nearest convenience store and restaurant is located three miles away (5 minute drive). Otherwise, the town of Forks is 13 miles (20 minute drive) and La Push is 9.5 miles (15 minute drive). A small ranger station is within walking distance of the campground and there is an outdoor amphitheater where evening ranger presentations are provided on summer weekends.
Campground Fee Update: Effective January 1, 2021, the campground fees for Mora Campground will increase from $20 to $24 per a night for standard campsites and from $40 to $48 per a night for the group site. These new fees will be applied to all reservations made for the 2021 summer season.
If there are no available sites for your planned visit to Olympic, please also look at Kalaloch Campground and the Hoh Rainforest Campground on recreation.gov. These campgrounds are located in Olympic National Park and accept reservations.
• This campground has a 7 day maximum stay limit during the reservation season and there is a 21 day maximum stay limit for all Olympic National Park campgrounds collectively. Outside of the reservation season, Mora campground is open year-round (weather permitting) and operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.
• Mora Campground is not suitable for large RVs. Most campsites in Mora cannot accommodate large RVs or Trailers over 30 ft., with only a few sites able to accommodate RVs up to 35 ft. Please read campsite details and warnings carefully before reserving a site. Accommodations cannot be made for RVs or trailers that do not fit in reserved sites.
• Roads in the campground are narrow with low tree branches and tight turns. Maneuvering large RVs and trailers into campsites may be difficult. Please read campsite warnings and measurements carefully.
• The Mora area is known for fog in the summer. Expect cool to temperate temperatures throughout the summer months.
• Keep our wildlife wild and follow proper food storage practices! All food and scented items must be stored in a vehicle or an animal resistant food container at all times.
• Pets must be on a leash in the campground and never left unattended.
• When hiking the coast, always check the tides (current charts are available at the Mora Ranger Station); certain areas may become impassable during high tides and overland trails must be used.
• Mora Ranger Station is open intermittently during summer and provides information about the area's natural and cultural resources.
• Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
• Swimming in the Pacific Ocean and Quillayute River is dangerous due to currents, surf, tides and drift logs. Swim at your own risk.
Mora provides a central location for exploring the western portion of Olympic National Park. Wilderness coast line can be accessed via Third and Second Beach trailheads –no more than a 10 minute drive away. It is also a great jumping point to visit the Hoh Rainforest and Kalaoch areas of Olympic National Park.
Rialto Beach is located 2 miles away from Mora Campground and can be accessed by vehicle or on foot (this will require walking alongside a narrow road with no sidewalk). In the summer, a temporary accessible ramp is available that provides a view of the ocean and the beach from the parking area. During sufficient low tides, tidepooling is available at Hole-in-the-Wall, a 1.5 miles hike form the Rialto Beach parking area. Swimming is not recommended due to the presence of strong surf, rocks, and rip-tides. Rialto Beach is known for large drift logs that may pose a threat to hikers during high tides. It is recommended that all visitors consult a tide chart before hiking along the coast.
James Pond Loop Trail (.3 miles) is an easy forest trail. The trail head can be found near the Mora Ranger Station. This small trail leads into the forest and ends near a small pond, which provides wildlife viewing.
Olympic National Park 3002 Mt Angeles Rd Port Angeles WA 98362
3283 Mora Road Forks WA 98331
For campground inquiries, please call: 360-565-3130
Drive southbound on Highway 101. Turn right on at the HWY 110 junction labeled for La Push (just before the town of Forks, WA). Drive on HWY 110 and turn right on Mora Road. Turn left just after the Mora Ranger Station and follow the signs into the campground.
Drive northbound on Highway 101. Turn left on at the HWY 110 junction labeled for La Push (just after the town of Forks, WA). Drive on HWY 110 and turn right on Mora Road. Turn left just after the Mora Ranger Station and follow the signs into the campground.